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Modular Platform Uses Latest Payment Technologies to Securely and Quickly Design, Issue and Manages Credit, Debit, Pre-Paid Cards and Other Digital Payment Products

PARIS, FRANCE, November 19, 2013 — TAS Group announced today Card 3.0 – an innovative new modular card management platform that enables financial institutions to design, issue and manage payment cards and other digital products more securely and quicker than ever before. Announced at the opening of the payments industry’s annual Cartes tradeshow here in Paris, France, Card 3.0 leverages the latest payments technologies, including EMV, mobile and loyalty.  Card 3.0 is fully compliant with all PCI standards and the latest EMVCo specifications.

The global payments marketplace is undergoing great change as new EMV chip card technologies become deployed in the USA and mobile and loyalty solutions increase adoption worldwide.  These advances have created new opportunities for banks, processors and other financial organizations to target payments products tailored to customers needs.  Card 3.0 provides these financial institutions with a quick and secure framework for deploying and managing these exciting new products, helping to enhance the users experience.

CARD 3.0 has been designed as a framework. Each component is a plug-in that can be easily added, modified or eliminated dynamically. Card 3.0’s modular approach to card management enables customers to adapt to existing products and solutions while accelerating time to market of new product design and development programs.

According to Andrea Bianchi, executive VP of TAS, “This is an exciting development for TAS as Card 3.0 lets our customers self-design and issue multi application payments solutions to market quicker than ever before.  Card 3.0 combines our long experience in payments with the very latest payments technologies to more easily integrated new payment channels, like e-wallets and mobile apps, increase performance and manage higher volume of transactions for our customers.”

 About Card 3.0 –

Key independent modules include: Issuing; Acquiring; Credit Management; Fraud Management; Payment Gateway and Direct Link.

Key features include:

  • EMV personalization
  • Online authorization for real time processing
  • Operates 24/7
  • Real time fraud prevention
  • Supports All Card Types
  • Card Association Compliant- American Express, MasterCard, Discover, Visa, JCB
  • Highly automated
  • Flexible business rules
  • Flexible data model
  • Portal/web services components facilitate
  • Secure linkages with other systems and partners
  • PCI and PA-DSS compliant

About TAS Group

Based in Italy with U.S. headquarters in Las Vegas, NV, TAS Group is a global leader of software solutions for electronic money, payment systems and financial markets.  TAS Group serves major global commercial and central banks as well as the main Financial Services centersTAS Group has been at the forefront of the EMV migration efforts in many countries and its flagship platforms eMissionTMand NETAcquirer™ have been implemented in many large issuing and acquiring financial institutions worldwide.  For more information, visit